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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / looking for scarf pattern, help! on: October 20, 2007 10:04:18 AM
Hi, I'm making a scarf for a friend, looking for a free scarf pattern.

I'd really love something lacy, or probably ripple, or something pretty that's not too basic/boring since I get bored easily lol... but I prefer lacy. Thing is, the yarn looks weird on the reverse stockinette part, so I need something that is reversible (looks exactly the same on both sides, to avoid the reverse stockinette part).

The yarn weight is chunky (I think...). I've been looking over but can't find anything I like. Most that I find would probably look good using other yarn but the reverse stockinette of this yarn is just... UGH!

Gosh, is there even such pattern? Sounds hard just by typing it lol I hope someone could help me. Thanks before! Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / question about pattern on: August 31, 2007 07:53:20 AM
I'm working on Scottie Dog from Debbie Bliss' Toy Knits. This part confuses me:

(Ears)
Cast on 8 sts. Work 4 rows in st st. Dec one st at each end of next row and 2 foll 3rd rows. Work 2 tog and fasten off.


There are a few of this similar line, like in another part:
Cast on 3 sts. Beg with a p row, cont in st st, work 1 row. Inc one st at each end of next row and 2 foll 4th rows. 9 sts.

I can't for the life of me figure out what '2 following 3rd rows' means. Help?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / best stitch for thick-and-thin yarn? on: August 01, 2007 10:33:42 AM
So I have this thick and thin yarn and I'm thinking of making a scarf for a friend... Personally I like the look of plain old stockinette stitch for this kind of yarn, but you know the stitch, it curls like mad! (ribbing or knitted in the round seems too bulky for me) I've been trying other stitches but none I like much so far (yes I'm picky! haha) Well I think not every stitches work for this kind of yarn...

So I wonder what do you think is the best stitch for thick and thin yarn? Have anyone ever knitted a scarf with it?

If I just go on with st st, would a non-knitter appreciate a scarf that rolls into a long tube? lol... I mean I don't mind if I knit it for myself since I know how st st behave, but my friend is a non-knitter.
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / red butterfly book (coptic binding) a bit image-heavy on: July 03, 2007 09:19:20 AM
Hello! First official post, though been lurking around for a long time.

I love book binding, it's addictive! I've been making books for a while now, various sizes and different functions. This one is the newest one (and probably my fave so far).



Size: 15 x 15.5 cm
Cover: a thick board (that I don't know the name of) covered with gift-wrap paper, sprayed paint clear (I love that it gives a glossy look. Also makes the surface more water-resistant and durable... which is a great point since I tend to just throw it anywhere, possibly wet, tea-stained table top being one of them)
Inside pages: brown craft paper (called samson where I live, or whatever you might call them), approx. 180 pages, plus red paper as dividers


more pics...



inside pages...


back pocket


hope you like! Grin
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / spiral rib using straight needles? on: May 26, 2007 09:41:33 AM
Hi, I'm sort of a beginner knitter and I've been wondering if you could knit spiral rib pattern using straight needles?

Every spiral rib pattern I've found knitted on DPNs, in the round, which is something I haven't dared on trying yet... So, is it possible to knit it on straight needles? Or do I really have to plunge myself into the scary realm of DPNs??

Thanks before
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